Favourite Readings

I Like You

After 17 years as being a marriage celebrant I have learned that it is not only important to love the person you are marrying, they have to be your best friend and someone you like! I know, it seems obvious… anyway, here is my favourite reading that I read on top of the mountains above Queenstown,in the snow, one glorious winters day last month. I Like You – Sandol Stoddard Warburg “I like you and I know why. I like you because you are a good person to like. I like you because when I tell you something special, you…

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Even the title of this reading appeals to me “The Game” by BJ Falken

The following reading was recited on Friday in the snow on the pontoon at Jacks Point, at Kysee and Craig’s wedding ceremony and although it wasn’t the first time I heard it, for some reason, the words hit home to me. This is a photo of the stunning view at Jacks Point, though it is not from Friday’s gorgeous wedding. “The Game” by BJ Falken. It appeared to outsiders that they were at odds. He would test her patience and try to charm his way out of it. She would try to impose her will through loosely crafted arguments based…

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The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran

It has been quite some time since I have heard the following read in a ceremony, however it is still one of my favourites, as I like they way it encourages independence in a very honest way. The beliefs and thoughts about love and marriage which motivate these two people are perhaps best expressed in some words of the prophet Kahlil Gibran. “ You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let…

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THE most popular reading for this season

My favourite this month, so far, was a proposal from a wonderful man to his then beautiful girlfriend. The proposal was full of beautiful words, dreams and hopes – I felt very privileged to be able to share it with the couples closest family and friends, there wasn’t a dry eye among them when it was finished. However, I am not going to share it with you, some things need to stay private – instead I am going to share the most popular reading for this season, I hope you like it too: THE ONE When the one whose hand…

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Who would have thought you could compare falling in love to owning a dog?

The first time I heard this reading two vets were marrying and something like 4 of their 6 dogs were present at their outdoor ceremony. Given that I have 2 gorgeous golden Labradors I found that I could relate to it in more ways than one! I think this reading would come under the ‘laughter and love’ heading! Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog First of all, it’s a big responsibility, So think long and hard before deciding on love. On the other hand, love gives you a sense of security: when you’re walking down the street late…

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